Crisis Text Line
24/7 FREE nationwide texting service providing crisis support. Text “HOME” to 686868 in Canada or to 741741 in USA to text with a trained Crisis Responder. Every text connects you to a real-life human trained to move from a hot moment to a cool calm one through active listening and collaborative problem-solving.
CAMH Suicide Prevention Efforts
Public awareness and education are key pillars of CAMH suicide prevention efforts. This page has links to crisis lines as well as educational and specialized resources.
Buzzfeed Article that walks you through what to expect when you call a suicide crisis hotline
CAMH Suicide Language Guidelines
Words and language matter. Learn how to talk about suicide with hope and respect in order to save lives and ensure suicide is seen for what it is: a public health problem, not a moral weakness.
QPR Institute (Online suicide prevention training)
The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviours and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
List of Toronto Telephone-based Counselling Services
Free downloadable PDF of phone-based and virtual counselling services in Toronto. The providers are organized by the age group they service and includes operating hours. The last page has a list of Crisis Counselling text and call lines.
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)
CASP is a pan-Canadian organization that provides advocacy, communication and education on suicide prevention and life promotion through providing resources, guidance and information. They envision a world in which people enjoy an optimal quality of life, are long living, socially responsible & optimistic about the future.
Crisis Services Canada
Crisis Line 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645. Crisis Services Canada is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto
If you are In distress or need emotional support call 416-408-4357 or text 45645. Canada’s oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention service agency provides 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals at risk and at their most vulnerable.
Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600
Connex Ontario offers province-wide information and referral services for those experiencing mental health issues, drug or alcohol addiction